Why IDEA

  • 1
    Agility:
    We are small enough to creatively and rapidly adapt our solutions to best fit your needs, large enough (staff of 13 consultants) to respond to large scale analytical projects and implementations. In our rapidly changing healthcare environment, agility is key.
  • 2
    Experience:
    IDEA commenced business in 1991 and our founders have been with the company ever since. Each of our staff has on average over 20 years of healthcare finance and Decision Support Experience. When you work with IDEA, we bring all of that experience and depth to the table. You are never working with a junior staff member, we are all deeply experienced in what we do.
  • 3
    Integrity:
    We take great pride in the fact that many of the clients we worked with back in 1991 are still our clients today. Integrity to our client partnerships, as well as our employees, has been the key to our success. We believe that if we continue to take care of both our client partners and our employees that we will continue to evolve and engage in new and exciting projects.

Consultants


Todd Babarovich

Project Manager

Todd Babarovich Experience and Education
  • 22 Years of Healthcare Experience
    • Previously Employed By
      • Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA
      • California State University, Fresno – Craig School of Business
      • AIS Market Research, Fresno, CA
  • Education
    • BS in Business Administration, Decision Sciences – CSU, Fresno
    • Masters of Business Administration, Information Systems – CSU, Fresno

Areas of Expertise
  • Proficient in Performance Manager and Business Insight
  • Extensive experience in education, training, and development of Leadership and Management
  • Substantial experience in Financial and Clinical benchmark development and monitoring including cost, reimbursement, profit, core measures, infection monitoring, patient population monitoring, and readmissions.
  • Wide-ranging experience in productivity measurement development, monitoring and benchmarking
  • Comprehensive experience in patient satisfaction program development, monitoring, and analysis
  • Extensive experience in physician demand and supply, resource use, and related performance improvement strategies and tactic development
  • Market based analysis including market share, competitor profiling and migration studies.
  • Extensive experience in using and decomposing severity of illness modeling and expected mortality analytics
  • Service line development, analysis and reporting

Ashley Hasanbasic

Office Administrator

Ashley Hasanbasic Experience and Education
  • Experience in Office Administration
    • Previously Employed By
      • JSA Medical Center
      • East Bay Rehabilitation Center
      • Gill Montague Regional School District
  • Education
    • RN, Galen College of Nursing
    • BA in Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Areas of Expertise
  • Proficient in QuickBooks, MS Office
  • Extensive experience in bookkeeping, payroll and benefit programs

Phillip Strickland

Consultant

Phillip Strickland Experience and Education
  • 7 Years of Healthcare Experience
    • Previously Employed By
      • American Nursing, Metarie, LA
      • North Oaks Health System, Hammond, LA
  • Education
    • B.S. in Accounting, Southeastern Louisiana University
    • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Southeastern Louisiana University

Areas of Expertise
  • Proficient in IDEA Budget Solution
  • Extensive experience in Operating Budget Development
  • Extensive experience in Hospital Accounting
  • Flexible Budgeting
  • Training and Client Staff Development

DeAnne VanSickle

Consultant

DeAnne VanSickle Experience and Education
  • 10 Years of Healthcare Experience
    • Previously Employed By
      • Carson Tahoe Health System, Carson City, NV
  • Education
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Finance, University of Nevada, Reno

Areas of Expertise
  • Proficient in IDEA Budget Solution
  • Operating Budget Development
  • Flexible Budgeting
  • Productivity
  • Training and Client Staff Development

Wayne Zack

Senior Consultant

Wayne Zack Experience and Education
  • 24 Years of Healthcare Experience
    • Previously Employed By
      • Washington Health Services (Payor)
      • Hillhaven (LT Care)
      • MultiCare Health System (Multi-Entity Hospital & Physicians)
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Arts, The Evergreen State College
    • Currently enrolled Master of Science of Management, Health Care, Troy University

Areas of Expertise
  • Proficient in HPM (Financial and Encounter)
  • Proficient with HBI
  • System implementations
  • Interface development and validationt
  • Client training and management
  • Data audit and integrity